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Linda D. Wagner

Linda D. Wagner

November 11, 2016

Linda D. Wagner age 69 of Menomonie, passed away on Friday November 11, 2016 at The Neighbors of Dunn County in Menomonie.

Linda was born November 7, 1947 in Kendallville, IN.  She was the daughter of Robert and Daisy (Dauber) Dilts and grew up in Sturgis, MI.  After the death of her father, she was raised by her mother and Robert Groff.  She graduated from Sturgis High School.  Linda attended North Central Bible College in Minneapolis, MN.  While attending college, Linda worked for Billy Graham Publishing.  Linda married Gary L. Wagner December 4, 1971 in Sturgis, MI.  After marriage they ministered in Phoenix, AZ, Eldon, IA, Sturgis, MI, Whitehall, and Nekoosa, WI before moving to Menomonie in 1979.  Linda went back to school at the University of Wisconsin-Stout and obtained her teaching degree.  Linda taught school at Alliance Christian School in Menomonie for five years.  Linda then worked at Stout doing administration work in the Chancellor’s office, Administration office and retired from the Art Dept. in 2009.

Linda was an avid reader.  She enjoyed knitting and crocheting, doing art work and painting.  She especially loved being a caregiver to her children and grandchildren, and spending time with her family and friends,

Linda is survived by her husband of 44 years, Gary, one son, Justin of Menomonie, five grandchildren, Alyssa, Ainsley, Bree, Julius (JT), Elle Mae, one brother, Bob (Ina) Groff of Sturgis, MI, two sisters, Debbie (Dennis) Landry of Granger, IN and Heather (Terry) Smith of Wilson, several nieces, nephews and other relatives and friends.

She is preceded in death by her parents, two sons, Jason and Joel, and a brother, Kevin.

Funeral services will be 1:30 PM Friday November 18, 2016 at Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie with Rev. Jerauld Rekow officiating with burial to follow in the Ford Cemetery.

Friends may call from 5:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday at the Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services at the funeral home on Friday.

Visitation

5:00 to 8:00 PM Thursday at Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie and one hour prior to services on Friday at the funeral home.

Service

1:30 PM Friday November 18, 2016 at Rhiel Funeral Home in Menomonie